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The M2 Browning machine gun,[1] or simply the 50 cal machine gun is a weapon in Fallout 76.

Background[edit | edit source]

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The Browning M2 (commonly called "Ma Deuce") has been designed at the end of World War I by John Browning, responding to the Army Ordnance Department's request for a heavy machine gun capable of being used in anti-aircraft and anti-infantry rounds. Initial design work was completed in 1918, creating a scaled-up M1917 .30 machine gun built around a purpose-built .50 round. The first working units were produced in 1921, using water-cooled barrels, with subsequent development leading to the creation of the M2 in 1932, which would remain in service for decades.[2]

The resulting .50 caliber machine gun combines the rugged design of its ancestor with the extremely powerful .50 round, highly effective against infantry and other soft targets, materiel, lightly armored vehicles, boats, fortifications, and aircraft. Though heavy and cumbersome when used away from a mount, the advent of power armor and the creation of minigun frames for personnel use allowed this venerable weapon to be used by soldiers on foot.[3]

Characteristics[edit | edit source]

The 50 cal machine gun is a belt-fed automatic heavy weapon chambered for .50 caliber rounds. To be able to use the weapon, the player character must be at least Level 25.

Crafting[edit | edit source]

Materials:Requirements:Produces:
Gear (10)
Oil (7)
Rubber (10)
Screw (17)
Spring (11)
Steel (25)
Wood (7)
Range
Level
50 cal machine gun (Lv 25)

Materials:Requirements:Produces:
Gear (12)
Oil (8)
Rubber (13)
Screw (19)
Spring (14)
Steel (28)
Wood (9)
Range
Level
50 cal machine gun (Lv 35)

Materials:Requirements:Produces:
Gear (14)
Oil (10)
Rubber (16)
Screw (21)
Spring (17)
Steel (31)
Wood (12)
Range
Level
50 cal machine gun (Lv 45)

Weapon modifications[edit | edit source]

Receiver
ModDescriptionPrefixDamage changeFire rate changeRange changeAccuracy changeAmmo capacity changeAP cost changeWeight changeValue changePerk(s) requiredComponentsForm ID
Standard
receiver
Standard.Adhesive x2
Aluminum x8
Copper x3
Gear x4
Screw x4
0003A0B6
Prime
receiver
Superior damage. Bonus damage to Scorchbeasts and Scorched.Prime+11?Gunsmith 5Adhesive x4
Gear x2
Oil x4
Pure Crimson Flux x2
Pure Violet Flux x2
Screw x4
Steel x14
Ultracite x5
004709C9

Barrel
ModDescriptionPrefixDamage changeFire rate changeRange changeAccuracy changeAmmo capacity changeAP cost changeWeight changeValue changePerk(s) requiredComponentsForm ID
Standard
barrel
Standard.Gear x1
Oil x2
Spring x4
Screw x1
Steel x6
0032E20A
Heavy
barrel
Increased damage.+5+2.7+35Gunsmith 4Gear x2
Oil x3
Spring x4
Screw x1
Steel x10
0032E20B

Paint
ModDescriptionPrefixDamage changeFire rate changeRange changeAccuracy changeAmmo capacity changeAP cost changeWeight changeValue changePerk(s) requiredComponentsForm ID
Default appearanceStandard.????????
Gold 50 cal machine gun AtomGold 50 cal machine gunGoldGold x10055C0B3

Variants[edit | edit source]

Locations[edit | edit source]

Notes[edit | edit source]

Outside of its editor ID, the .50 cal machine gun is listed in the game files as "rifleredding."

Gallery[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Nifskope model name
  2. Real-world history.
  3. Weapon performance and design in Fallout 76.
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